Why Do Some Succeed and Some Not?

by Corey Blackmur Blackmur Global
Direction, Dedication, Discipline and Patience

Why do a select group of individuals always and consistently succeed?
What exactly makes these individuals different?

How does the average person create a substantial income with no experience and is it possible?

The simple answer is........YES!....It is possible....

Many people spend their life savings searching for instant riches and are left with
nothing. There are simply no real get-rich-quick schemes. It takes a clear head and
some careful planning to succeed online, just like in any business.

Internet marketing can be a profitable, full-time business but you need to approach
it from the right perspective.  Some successful internet marketers have no plans on
quitting their full time jobs, they simply enjoy having fun online and earning an
extra income from it.  No matter which direction you plan on taking, whether full
time or part time, not being prepared for what you are about to undertake can cost
you a lot of time and money.

So what does the average person have to do to become successful on the internet?

First decide what direction you're going to take with your business, from there it
will take dedication, discipline and patience.  Patience is a key; you're not going
to do this in 30, 60 or 90 days and if you think you can you better change your
thought process, or look at different avenues. 

~ Richard L Evans once said ~

"Your direction is more important than your speed"

So choose your direction, then have the patience, dedication and discipline to see
it through with effective proactive action.

It will take you time to become successful online. The WORST thing you can do is
give up after that 90 days and move on to something else. If you do this you will
end up losing your investment and have nothing to show for it.

So many people get excited when they come across an opportunity to make
some extra money.  They dive in head first and go wild at it.................then they hit some rough water and slow down. 
I like to call it the 14 Day Challenge. 
We're basically programmed in our every day jobs to collect a pay cheque every 2 weeks or twice a month. What happens with the 14 Day Challenge is that all of a sudden you've been working like mad and you haven't received any money. Things now begin to take on a
different outlook, like "is it ever going to happen," am I ever going to make any money?  So instead of dedicating a few hours into your business, you decide to watch a TV show, then you make some other excuses not to continue because you figure what the heck, it probably won't work anyway, it hasn't so far or you go looking for the next best thing hoping it'll work for you!  This really lacks the discipline required to stay on track.

Some will blame the program they're involved in.  Don't get me wrong, there are poor
programs and opportunities everywhere, but in most cases, it's not the program or
the opportunity, it's the person themselves.  I know ... it's happened to me in the
past as well, and it's sometimes easier to place blame and make excuses than it is
to forge ahead. 

Review what I said earlier "patience is the key".  Take your time, there is a learning curve to this just like anything.  You have to learn proper methods and techniques and apply them and apply them correctly.

~ An old Chinese proverb says ~

"Money grows on the tree of patience"

There are a lot of marketers who preach the benefits of an online business ... but they work 60+ hours a week!  90% of the time, they failed to set up their business properly to begin with.  If you don't think things through effectively you can become confused, and you never really have a plan. You don?t control your business, your market or your income -
they control you.

They start off with the wrong goals, so they make the wrong decisions. With a little
trial and error, you can learn Internet marketing on your own, just like I did but I
don?t necessarily recommend it, it's much more difficult to do.  By setting up your
business right, building it, growing it, working with other people to help you, it
can free yourself of daily work and worries...

If you consider that you have to learn a variety of techniques, then apply them correctly then you have to realize this will require dedicated & disciplined work. 

With some people they simply don't have a strong enough foundation to build an online
business. They lack the basic insight and knowledge required to succeed. They try to
run before they can walk, or start walking without knowing where they are going.
You must make the most of the time you spend on your business and be patient it will

Again don?t get me wrong. I am not trying to sound negative here. It's not impossible to make some decent money right from the beginning but most people have to go through that learning curve before they taste the rewards of success.  Time and time again people quit when they don't taste that success quickly.  If they had the patience and dedications to continue they would find that success was waiting just around the corner.

Another thing is you have to believe in yourself, it even goes further than believing in yourself. You need to believe in what you are doing.  By believing in yourself and what you're doing you will be less inclined to give up. In fact, if you know you're right, you'll never give up. Not every single thing you do online will be profitable. This is Guaranteed!  But by believing in yourself and if you consider that quitting is not an option you will look for, and find ways to succeed. You need to be comfortable that you are doing the right things for the right reasons. You have to be confident and project confidence to other people.

Those that invested in themselves and their future by starting slowly earning money
over time are the ones that succeed financially! They spent the money needed to get
started and even took a loss in the interim but in the end they came out ahead.
By doing this you are investing in your future.

Done properly you can create success one step at a time. This is not rocket science
and don't let this information overwhelm you, it's really quite simple as long as you don't get ahead of yourself.  Have the dedication, discipline and patience to move forward in the right direction at an effective pace to build your business.

Once you get the hang of everything, marketing a business online is an easy,
"rinse and repeat" process that frees you from having to "reinvent the wheel" on
every program. You?ll never be at a loss as to how to begin promoting a new program
and your business will seem to build effortlessly in so many ways.

So here's a quick review on what it takes to succeed:

Direction, dedication, discipline and patience....
Take time to learn and apply correct techniques....
Believe in yourself and what you're doing....
Have and project confidence....
Invest in your future....

About Corey Blackmur Committed     Blackmur Global

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Joined APSense since, November 11th, 2010, From Regina Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Paula van Dun Magnate II   Retired
I like this article. It is a realistic view on online business. Hope all starters will read this.
Nov 25th 2010 10:19   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
Thanks for the positive feedback Paula, I think I might incorporate it into an ebook of my goals for the future.
Nov 25th 2010 10:27   
grheyz s. Advanced   Net Marketer
This is one of the useful articles.
Nov 26th 2010 05:32   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
Hi Mary, thanks for letting me know you find my article useful. If nothing else it gives a person something to think about. The article itself can definitely be expanded upon as it's not the be all and end all to why some succeed and some not. Paula offered some comments to me in an email that could be added to this article as well.
Nov 26th 2010 11:35   
Sean North Professional   Business
Hi Corey, a most informative and useful post fro anybody who takes the time to read and digest,the fundamentals that you use are universal and are required in all businesses online or off
Nov 26th 2010 11:43   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
I agree with you Sean, the fundamentals are pretty universal and are for both online / offline businessess. It's some food for thought that sometimes we don't think about. I appreciate your input
Nov 26th 2010 11:58   
Linda Fausset Innovator   
Hi Corey, Great article and right on!! Very well written also. I hope many people read this as there is some solid advice. Thank you!!
Peace and Prosperity L :-)
Nov 26th 2010 12:27   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Hey guys, don't just say the article is great, come back here and click the "Top it" link. I did, and there are only 3 "tops" so far. It deserves way more. This is the kind of well-written article that can help ApSense be even more recognized.

Bookmarked, tweeted, shared on FaceBook.

Paula, I will add a discussion in the "ApSense 4 Newbies" group to put links to blogs like this one. It deserves as much visibility as possible.

Corey, awesome job. You are now in my unofficial mentor's club, alongside Sean. I recommend that you read his blogs, they are full of awesome business adviced.

Would you mind if I put a link to the blog in my upcoming issue of my ezine ? Or, maybe put the content of the article itself, naming you as the author, of course, and putting the link to invite people to see the comments ?
Nov 26th 2010 12:36   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
Whoa, I'm blushing a bit here Philippe, your remarks are greatly appreciated. I'll take you up on your suggestion and read Sean's blogs, I'm always looking for some new insight and knowledge.
I have no problem with you linking this to your ezine.
Nov 26th 2010 13:06   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
I just realized that if you haven't done so, Corey, you should submit the article to EzineArticles.
Nov 26th 2010 13:36   
Thanapoom L. Li Committed   Tintin in Thailand
Direction, dedication, discipline and patience....
Take time to learn and apply correct techniques....
Believe in yourself and what you're doing....
Have and project confidence.
booked marked and will keep that in mind , just tweeted too :)
Nov 26th 2010 14:47   
Al Hamilton Advanced   Online Marketing
Quality stuff, Corey. Making a living online is WORK--It's just a littler funner than a J-O-B, and of course you have much control over your day to day life. This has some good info-and WOULD make a good ezine article--but you need to re-write it. Google HATES copied content, even if from your self. Just a marketing tip--many people don't realize when they copy/paste from their blogs to another blog--or to ezines, they are hurting themselves, marketing wise
Nov 26th 2010 19:24   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Al, Google hates copied content when it's on the same site, like 2 pages with identical content. There's no problem with identical content on 2 different sites.
Nov 26th 2010 20:15   
Laverne Arsenault Committed   Internet Marketer,blogger
like the article,give you food for thought
Nov 26th 2010 21:56   
Cyn S. Senior   Our Food As Medicine, Health and Wellness Blogger
Al and Philippe, Okay which expert is correct? ;o) I actually could find this information out, but would appreciate an answer. I post my blog post to several different social networks that I'm a member of. I truly hope I'm not being penalized. Could you please post the Google rules on this if you know where they are, I always get lost looking for stuff on Google Website Help (or whatever they call it). Thanks very much

To Corey: This is a great article. I actually was really dealing with overload lately so I think I'm learning something today. Too much to do and that's because I am new at this. But I am dedicated to seeing it work. Thanks so much!
Nov 26th 2010 22:44   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
Nifty, I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I'm an avid reader, I've read many times on that specific subject, the most reliable sources I've seen say what I've expressed here.

Another thing we have to be careful of is to not submit the same word-for-word article to more than one article directory. Otherwise, they will reject it. The serious ones will. If they accept it, then discover it was published by another directory, I don't know what the consequences are, and I don't want to know.
With EzineArticles, they don't mind if you post your article on ytour own sites. I know because I asked them before submitting my first article there. I guess it's the same for other directories.
I mention this about submitting to directories because not knowing about this adds to the confusion about the infamous "Google slap".
Nov 26th 2010 22:52   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
Philippe, Al and Nifty (Cynthia); not sure about the "Law of Google" myself on this; and for that matter I've never issued any articles to any ezines, although on the suggestion of Philippe (see previous remark) I think I might look at posting this one.

Nifty or do you prefer Cyn, or Cynthia; anyway just a quick response to dealing with experience has taught me not to leave too many things unfinished, or have too many iron's in the fire at the same time, that's when the overloaded or overwhelmed feelings come into effect. I find it best not to multi-task (they - whoever "they" are - used to tell you to multi-task - now they say not too, go figure), instead I work a schedule and a system and do one thing at a time as effectively as I can.

Thus my signature line:

Creating Success One Step at a Time

STEP refers to:
Simplicity - Training - Efficiency - Profitability

But then again, like everyone else I'm not perfect and can end up getting side tracked
Nov 26th 2010 23:12   
Cyn S. Senior   Our Food As Medicine, Health and Wellness Blogger
Thanks for the tip, yes I totally over multi task, always have, but I am putting together my system right now and when I get it done, I'll be more organized, that's the goal anyway. I hope you will also bless me with a visit to my blog as well. I use my weebly website and thus have 2 blogs going at the same time, so the one I just started is Focus On Success. The website is Thanks again
Nov 27th 2010 00:25   
Tut Z. Committed   Awesome Income with Forex Trading
I like this, great information, thanks a lot .
Nov 27th 2010 04:08   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Great article Corey! To succeed online does take patience and you have to be open to learning one new skill at a time. Too many get on here and think they need to join everything to be a success, they don't even bother to learn what they need to do in the programs or opps that they join!

I have been very guilty of that! Now I am weeding through all the junk I have signed up for. I have found that some of them are not even in business any more, some have no value to me at all, and some I wonder why I didn't learn to use them sooner! (APSense is one of

It is possible to earn an income online, but we need to take the time to learn to market correctly!
Nov 27th 2010 06:49   
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